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  • “Loud Music” Murder Trial Day 1: Animosity and Provocation Narratives Emerge

    02/07/2014 8:46:30 AM PST · by servo1969 · 2 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 2-7-2014 | Andrew Branca
    The key legal narratives of both the State and defense began to emerge this afternoon as the Michael Dunn “loud music” murder trial kicked off with an afternoon launch. Dunn, 47-years-old, is charged with 1st degree murder for the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. The State believes Dunn shot Jordan out of anger over Jordan’s loud music, whereas Dunn claims he shot in lawful self-defense. Dunn is also charged with attempted murder for shooting the other three young men in the car, Leland Brunson, Tevin Thompson, and Tommie Storns. Finally, he is charged with the offense of firing a...
  • George Zimmerman's Second Artwork-"Angie"...

    01/22/2014 7:44:33 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 60 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 1-22-2014 | sundance
    You might remember that Angela Corey cancelled an already impanelled Grand Jury and held a press conference to announce she was proceeding with the Second Degree murder charge on her own auspices. The artwork’s inspiration may have come from this photograph/
  • Clay County 65-year-old sentenced in '10-20-Life' case gets new trial

    11/22/2013 8:47:25 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 19 replies
    Florida Times Union ^ | November 22, 2013 | Larry Hannan
    A 65-year-old Keystone Heights man sentenced to 20 years in jail for firing shots into the ground will be getting a new trial. Ronald Joseph Thompson had his conviction tossed out this week by Circuit Judge Don Lester. He was released pending that new trial, said Greg Newburn, director of Families Against Mandatory Minimums Florida Project. The judge found that the jury instructions in Thompson's original trial were misleading regarding the justifiable use of deadly and non-deadly force. A new trial is the latest twist in a saga that has wrapped Thompson in controversy over the state's "10-20-Life" statutes. A...
  • Zimmerman prosecutor Angela Corey now under state investigation

    09/18/2013 4:40:17 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 18, 2013 | Joseph Cotto
    George Zimmerman’s highly controversial prosecutor, Angela Corey, is now under state investigation for firing Ben Kruidbos, the Jacksonville Times-Union reports. “Kruidbos received a letter from the Florida Commission on Ethics earlier this week saying the investigation was occurring,” the T-U’s Larry Hannan wrote last week. “Investigator Specialist Kathleen Mann, who sent the letter, declined to comment on the investigation when contacted by the Times-Union on Friday.” Kruidbos was the information technology director in Corey’s office until earlier this summer. “Mr. Kruidbos was the victim of retaliatory action by the SAO … when he was terminated from employment,” his attorney, Wesley...
  • Former IT director sues State Attorney Angela Corey for wrongful termination

    08/02/2013 5:34:53 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 21 replies ^ | August 1, 2013 | Larry Hannan
    The former information technology director for State Attorney Angela Corey is suing for wrongful termination. Ben Kruidbos sued Corey’s office Thursday saying he was illegally fired in June after he testified that prosecutors did not turn over all information to George Zimmerman’s defense team in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. He is asking for $5 million or more in damages and his job back. The lawsuit states Kruidbos could not be fired for testifying in a judicial proceeding in response to a subpoena. It also argues that the firing was retaliation for his testimony in the Zimmerman case. “It’s...
  • Civil Rights Association wants State Attorney removed from case

    07/25/2013 4:58:17 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 5 replies
    News4Jax ^ | July 25, 2013 | News4Jax
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - FCRA calls for Angela Corey's removal from local case The Florida Civil Rights Association has issued a letter to Gov. Rick Scott requesting for State Attorney Angela Corey be removed, and that a special prosecutor be appointed in the shooting death of Jordan Davis on November 23, 2012. The two page letter to Governor Scott states that a new Special Prosecutor is needed to "suppress racial tension created in the failed prosecution by Corey and her staff that led to a not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial of Trayvon Martin." The letter continues to...
  • Ron Littlepage: Angela Corey's hissy fits, threats unprofessional (June 8th, 2012)

    07/17/2013 11:22:01 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | 6-8-2012 | Ron Littlepage
    An unsolicited memo to State Attorney Angela Corey: You are a public official, and people have the right to express an opinion about how you are doing your job. -------- D'Alemberte is a former president of the American Bar Association, a former president of Florida State University and a law professor — not too shabby in the legal credentials department.When Corey was appointed to head up the investigation into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, D'Alemberte had this to say:"I cannot imagine a worse choice for a prosecutor to serve in the Sanford case. There is nothing...
  • Zimmerman prosecutor Angela Corey may face a reckoning

    07/17/2013 10:43:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 17, 2013 | Thomas Lifson
    Angela Corey, the special prosecutor who struck out going after George Zimmerman, has not taken defeat well. At Red State, streiff catalogues her outrageous behavior in an article that should be read in its entirety: I think everyone can now agree on one thing, Angela Corey was possibly the worst possible choice for a high profile prosecution. She has a sense of entitlement that is so typical of small people promoted to jobs that are well above their level of competency but who lack the self-awareness to recognize what everyone else knows. (You need look no further than her bizarre...

    07/13/2013 6:50:12 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 1,221 replies
    July 13, 2013 | Uncle Chip
    The Zimmerman Verdict is to be announced shortly --
  • Angela Corey’s Checkered Past: The Zimmerman Prosecutor Knows about Personal Vendettas

    07/17/2013 7:06:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/17/2013 | Ian Tuttle
    Angela Corey, by all accounts, is no Atticus Finch. She is “one hell of a trial lawyer,” says a Florida defense attorney who has known her for three decades — but the woman who has risen to national prominence as the “tough as nails” state attorney who prosecuted George Zimmerman is known for scorching the earth. And some of her prosecutorial conduct has been, well, troubling at best. Corey, a Jacksonville native, took a degree in marketing from Florida State University before pursuing her J.D. at the University of Florida. She became a Florida prosecutor in 1981 and tried everything...
  • Angela Corey and Kalina v. Fletcher, 522 US 118

    07/16/2013 11:31:53 AM PDT · by SeaHawkFan · 56 replies
    U.S. Supreme Court ^ | 12/10/1997 | Justice Stevens
    Read the above case and you can see that as the complaining witness in the prosecution, and with all her lies and deception, Angela Corey will not be able to claim prosecutorial immunity. This is why ALL smart prosecutors avoid composing affidavits for prosecutions, because writing them makes them the complaint witness, and thus liable to civil action.
  • petition: Civil Rights Prosecution of Angela Corey by US DoJ [shortened]

    07/15/2013 11:46:29 AM PDT · by justlurking · 15 replies
    The White House ^ | 2013-07-14 | T.C.
    Full title: Civil Rights Prosecution of Angela Corey by United States Department of Justice for She Deliberately Withheld Evidence Civil Rights Prosecution of Angela Corey by United States Department of Justice for the unlawful Prosecution of George Zimmerman for depriving him of his Constitutional Rights of Life and Liberty by the United States Department of Justice, Eric Holder, United States Attorney General in United States District Court as swiftly and expeditiously as is possible. Angela Corey is alleged to have omitted material exculpatory facts, such as photographs of the wounds on George Zimmerman's head, which go to his defense of...
  • Injudicious Criminal Justice in Florida

    07/15/2013 7:53:57 AM PDT · by bigbob · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 7-14-13 | John Fund
    The Florida Bar’s rules state that the government’s attorneys shall “refrain from prosecuting a charge that the prosecutor knows is not supported by probable cause . . . [and] make timely disclosure to the defense of all evidence or information known to the prosecutor that tends to negate the guilt of the accused or mitigates the offense.” Angela Corey flagrantly violated those standards. Her prosecutors waited months before giving the defense photos showing the extent of George Zimmerman’s injuries the night of the shooting. Ben Kruidbos, the information-technology director for the state attorney’s office, was shocked when he learned that...
  • Pam Bondi got political ally Angela Corey on George Zimmerman case ~ ties to Trayvon's attorneys

    07/15/2013 7:34:54 AM PDT · by Elle Bee · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 14, 2013 | Wash Times
    FLORIDA, July 14, 2013 — Since an all-female six-member jury in the central Florida port city of Sanford acquitted neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin on Saturday evening, attention has turned to prosecutor Angela Corey.
  • Rick Scott, Angela Corey and the Death of Justice

    07/15/2013 4:24:48 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 41 replies
    Red State ^ | 7/14/2013 | Erick Erickson
    (Corey and Stooges) The prosecution of George Zimmerman should fill every American with fear and trepidation regardless of their political persuasion. What the prosecution and subsequent trial demonstrated is that a spineless governor and a prosecutor who has set their eyes on higher political office can and will financially ruin you and put your liberty in jeopardy for grins. We have passed into that twilight of the Republic where we are no longer citizens but rather subjects of a bureaucratic juggernaut at the service of mob rule that will cheerfully kill you and impoverish your family if it furthers...
  • Frank Denton: Corey’s silence a disservice

    07/14/2013 5:51:56 PM PDT · by abb · 14 replies
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | July 14, 2013 | Frank Denton
    Over the Fourth of July weekend, I had occasion to reread our Declaration of Independence, and among the long list of grievances against King George III, this one stood out to me: “He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.” I thought of that grievance as one historical source of our American insistence on open and accessible government, so the people can see, understand and participate in the public processes with power over their lives. It is...
  • Angela Corey Fires Ben Kruidbos – The “Whistleblower” in The Trayvon Phone Data Cover-up

    07/14/2013 7:04:33 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 87 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 13, 2013 | sundance
    Jacksonville FL - State Attorney Angela Corey fired her office’s information technology director Friday after he testified last month about being concerned prosecutors did not turn over information to George Zimmerman’s defense team in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. On the same day attorneys finished their closing arguments in that nationally watched trial, a state attorney investigator went to Ben Kruidbos’ home about 7:30 a.m. to hand-deliver a letter stating Kruidbos “can never again be trusted to step foot in this office.” The letter contended Kruibos did a poor job overseeing the information technology department, violated public records law...
  • State Attorney Angela Corey fires IT director who raised concerns in Trayvon Martin case

    07/12/2013 9:41:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies
    The Jacksonville Times-Union ^ | July 13, 2013 - 12:16am | Updated: July 13, 2013 - 12:42pm | David Bauerlein
    State Attorney Angela Corey fired her office’s information technology director Friday after he testified last month about being concerned prosecutors did not turn over information to George Zimmerman’s defense team in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. On the same day attorneys finished their closing arguments in that nationally watched trial, a state attorney investigator went to Ben Kruidbos’ home about 7:30 a.m. to hand-deliver a letter stating Kruidbos “can never again be trusted to step foot in this office.” The letter contended Kruibos did a poor job overseeing the information technology department, violated public records law for retaining documents,...
  • Zimmerman Prosecutors In Huge Screw-Up(FL)

    08/10/2012 7:31:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 122 replies ^ | 9 August, 2012 | NA
    AUGUST 9--In an embarrassing screw-up, Florida prosecutors today accidentally distributed a post-mortem photo of Trayvon Martin as well as copies of George Zimmerman’s college records, material that Florida law considers confidential and exempt from disclosure. The documents were inadvertently included in supplemental discovery records distributed this morning by prosecutor Angela Corey’s office. The material was sent to a variety of media outlets, including TSG, that have paid fees to receive discovery provided by the government to Zimmerman’s lawyer. The photocopied picture of Martin was one of three taken by an unnamed witness. The photo mistakenly released by Corey is a...
  • Zimmerman prosecutor has history of going after critics

    06/14/2012 6:02:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 50 replies ^ | 8 June, 2012 | William A. Jacobson
    Yesterday I posted about how Alan Dershowitz alleged that Zimmerman prosecutor Angela Corey called up Harvard Law School complaining about Dershowitz and treatening to sue for libel based on Dershowitz’s criticisms of her handling of the case. The whole incident seemed strange, and reflected conduct that should be off limits for any prosecutor and certainly for a senior prosecutor on a high profile case. It appears, however, that the Dershowitz incident was no isolated incident. According to Ron Littlepage, a columnist for the (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, Corey has done this several times before: "Last December when I wrote a column...
  • Vanity: Please email Rick Scott; Tell him to FIRE Angela Corey

    Please take the time to email Governor Rick Scott of FLA and tell him what a travesty of justice this George and Shellie Zimmerman case is becoming because of the special prosecutor HE appointed, Angela Corey, and her horrendous debauching of the law in this state. Please go on to take him to task for even considering rewriting the Stand Your Ground law based on nothing more than a racist witch hunt.
  • Exclusive – Prosecutor Angela Corey letter claiming libel by Florida Times Union

    06/08/2012 3:48:55 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 6-8-2012 | William A. Jacobson
    What is significant is that Corey reaches out with allegations of libel and the implied if not explicit threat of legal action towards critics. Corey thereby interjects her personal interests in her reputation into her public role as prosecutor with all the power of the state behind her. Littlepage, in a column today, suggests that Corey has tried to intimidate other critics as well. Someone in a position of authority in Florida needs to look into this situation, and determine whether Corey’s actions in confronting critics with implied if not explicit threats of libel suits have crossed a line.
  • Dershowitz: Zimmerman prosecutor threatened to sue Harvard

    06/08/2012 6:30:37 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-7-2012 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    “It’s certainly professional to respond, but by calling the dean and threatening to sue the school, which she knows she cannot do, is unprofessional,” Dershowitz told “I would welcome a lawsuit from Corey. It would give me a chance to prove what an awful thing she did.” ------ “When the communications official explained to her that I have a right to express my opinion as ‘a matter of academic freedom,’ and that Harvard has no control over what I say, she did not seem to understand,” Dershowitz wrote. “She persisted in her nonstop whining, claiming that she is prohibited...
  • Dershowitz: Zimmerman Prosecutor Threatening to Sue Harvard for My Criticism

    06/06/2012 2:03:54 AM PDT · by abb · 71 replies
    Newsmax ^ | June 5, 2012 | Alan Dershowitz
    State Attorney Angela Corey, the prosecutor in the George Zimmerman case, recently called the Dean of Harvard Law School to complain about my criticism of some of her actions. She was transferred to the Office of Communications and proceeded to engage in a 40-minute rant, during which she threatened to sue Harvard Law School, to try to get me disciplined by the Bar Association and to file charges against me for libel and slander. She said that because I work for Harvard and am identified as a professor she had the right to sue Harvard. When the communications official explained...
  • Multiple suspensions paint complicated portrait of Trayvon Martin

    03/26/2012 8:49:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 131 replies · 585+ views
    <p>So just what was his punk-ass doing in that neighborhood that night at that hour? Is George Zimmerman actually a hero?</p> <p>Excerpted from MiamiHerald – SANFORD — Miami Gardens teenager Trayvon Martin was suspended from school in October in an incident in which he was found in possession of women’s jewelry and a screwdriver that a schools security staffer described as a “burglary tool,” The Miami Herald has learned.</p>
  • Actor Corey Haim dead at 38, overdose suspected: reports

    Eighties teen idol Corey Haim died Wednesday morning of an apparent drug overdose, according to Los Angeles police. The Canadian-born actor, who starred in "The Lost Boys" but was probably best known for his roles with fellow actor Corey Feldman, was 38.
  • Canada Ready to Deport U.S. Deserters

    07/02/2008 7:08:13 PM PDT · by antiunion person · 57 replies · 207+ views
    ABC News ^ | July 2, 2008 | By RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    Since deserting his unit in Iraq and fleeing to Canada two years ago, Corey Glass has become the poster boy of the war resisters movement. Thursday in Toronto, supporters are planning to protest his scheduled deportation back to the United States. Corey Glass, 25, who deserted the U.S. Army while his unit was in Iraq and fled to Canada has become a cause celebre there. The American's impending deportation has led to protests and a parliamentary resolution. (ABC News Photo Illustration)But it turns out Glass has had little reason to be on the lam, ABC News has learned. Unknown to...
  • Another Fight for GOP's Soul in Virginia

    08/03/2006 11:49:48 AM PDT · by bigsky · 6 replies · 918+ views
    Human Events ^ | August 3, 2006 | John Gizzi
    The story seems very familiar to people who follow Republican politics, but it is also out of tomorrow’s headlines: Sean Connaughton (R-at large), chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors (about as close as one gets to being a big city mayor in the Old Dominion), has recently been tapped by President Bush to be administrator of the Maritime Administration at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Although Connaughton—a moderate Republican and close ally of House Government Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Davis (R-Va.) has yet to be confirmed by the Senate, Republicans in the county are already making preparations...
  • Parent Criticizes Pupils' Assignment: seventh-graders wrote suicide note for character

    07/03/2003 4:22:38 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 23 replies · 474+ views
    Copyright 2003 All Rights Reserved. ^ | Thursday, July 03, 2003 | By Dave Tobin
    AUBURN NY--Theodore R. Connors, whose daughter was a seventh-grader at West Middle School this spring, said an English class assignment requiring pupils to write a suicide note was highly inappropriate. "It's a very dark, dark assignment," he said. Connors, who recently ran unsuccessfully for the Auburn school board, wants the assignment dropped next year and said the school district should advise parents of pupils who completed the assignment to talk with the children about suicide. Auburn School Superintendent John Plume said Wednesday he didn't think the assignment, as described by the school's principal, was inappropriate. Plume said he's talked to...